AIASCV - Continuing Education Provider
AIA Santa Clara Valley is an "AIA CES Registered Provider" of continuing education programs for members.
We are one of more than 2500 educational providers within the AIA/CES systems consisting of AIA Chapters, affiliate organizations, manufacturers, universities, other government and non-profit organizations. Our goal is to provide the best available continuing education opportunities to our membership and related industry professionals.
When you see the AIA/CES logo at a specific educational seminar/workshop it means that the program has been registered through the AIA CES system.
Participants may request a certificate of completion for all AIA/CES programs offered by the Chapter.
Continuing Education Opportunities
If you are an AIA member and looking for CES credits, or are just interested in programs that AIASCV offers please check our Calendar for upcoming events. There are a few ways to keep up with your credits:
- Chapter Meetings - AIASCV has a monthly chapter event which usually qualifies for 1 CES unit. These meetings are generally the third Thursday of the month from 6 to 9pm. Join us for food, drinks, and discussion of architecture. For information on our next event, click here or look on our calendar.
- Other Education Opportunities - AIASCV tries to provide diverse, effective programs which allow our architects to stay current on their education. Check our calendar for any events that may be of interest to you.
CA State Licensing
California Architects Board (CAB)
The California Architects Board (CAB) was created in 1901 by the California Legislature to regulate the practice of architecture in California. It is one of numerous boards, bureaus, commissions, and committees within the Department of Consumer Affairs responsible for consumer protection and the regulation of licensed professionals. The Board establishes regulations for examination and licensing of the profession of architecture in California, which today numbers approximately 22,000 licensed architects and approximately 11,000 candidates who are in the process of meeting examination and licensure requirements.
Learn more about licensing and license renewal requirements, here.
For more information on the CAB, requirements for licensing, or to verify a licensed architect, visit www.cab.ca.gov.
Architect Registration Exam (ARE)
The ARE, developed by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), is the national computerized architectural licensing examination that consists of multiple divisions. The ARE examines candidates' knowledge, skills, and ability to provide the various services required in the design and construction of buildings.
Learn more about the ARE and what AIASCV has to offer, here.